Howden Group’s underwriting arm DUAL has appointed Floris Wijchman as Commercial Director, DUAL Europe, where he will report to newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, DUAL Europe, Olaf Jonda.
With over 25 years of industry experience, Wijchman will bring a lot of expertise within his new role at DUAL Europe.
He started his career at Aon Risk Solutions, and then went on to serve in various roles at global re/insurance giant, Swiss Re, including Head of CEO Office.
Wijchman also spent ten years at Allianz, where he most recently served as Managing Director Global MidCorp
“I am genuinely excited to be joining DUAL. They have a truly entrepreneurial culture that is 100% focused on delivering the best outcomes for their carriers and extensive broker network,” said Wijchman.
“This client focus, together with their investment in technology makes DUAL a winning combination and a logical partner of choice. I’m looking forward to being part of the team that grows DUAL Europe to a $750m GWP business over the next five years.”
Jonda, added: “We are delighted to welcome Floris to the DUAL Europe leadership team. His extensive experience both in commercial and reinsurance business will play a key role in helping to make DUAL Europe the specialty market of choice for quality brokers.
“DUAL has been operating in Europe for almost 25 years and is already a significant player but we see real opportunities to further expand our European footprint. Floris’s proven track record in driving growth make him an invaluable member of our team. ”